Posted: 31 March, 2015

New AC/DC

New behind the scenes video for AC/DC's 'Rock The Blues Away'

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New behind the scenes footage has been released from the latest AC/DC video ‘Rock The Blues Away’.

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Posted: 31 March, 2015

Hozier Takes Us To The Church

We're bloody excited to be bringing you this exclusive live performance from this artist who is absolutely massive at the moment.

His name his Hozier and he has a couple of EPs under his belt. You’ve probably heard his new song “Take Me To Church” on Triple M.

He's out of Ireland and has a sound reminiscent of singer-songwriters like Jeff Buckley. Watch the video below.

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Posted: 31 March, 2015

Gallagher Loses Millions

Gallagher Loses Millions In Solo Career

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It can be hard flying solo. And according to OASIS singer NOEL GALLAGHER, rock stars are no exception. 

After leaving legendary band Oasis in 2009, the eldest of the two Gallagher brothers set out on his own with the opening of his label Sour Mash Records. But he lost so much money in the venture that he had to hide it from his wife!

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Posted: 31 March, 2015

Ozzy Under The Knife

Ozzy Cancels 'Ozzfest' Dates As Impending Surgery Awaits

 

After the recent news that Black Sabbath will play their final show together at Ozzfest Japan in November, there are fears that the man himself may not make it with new news of more impending surgery.

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Posted: 31 March, 2015

Music Venues Saved In Melbourne, Sydney And Brisbane

Great news for live music yesterday with confirmation that the Hi-Fi bars will continue as Max Watt

Great news for live music yesterday with confirmation that the Hi-Fi bars will be re-branded and given an overhaul in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Max Watt’s is headed by former Hi-Fi investor Kate Hamblin, who won the bid to buy out the business from administrators.

Hamblin says Max Watt’s has been established as a clean start to smooth out “bad blood” between the venues and promoters

“(The name) started with the idea of maximum wattage but we’re also giving it a character, as though it’s someone’s house”

About nine staff have been cut from head office and The Venue Collective has been installed to handle bookings and social media.

Hamblin adds: “The Hi-Fi had a good run for many years but it’s now time for a change.”

A new fit-out and sound system will occur at all three venues and already scheduled gigs will go ahead.

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Posted: 31 March, 2015

Pumpkins' 'Drum + Fife'

New video metaphor raises awareness for sufferers of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Out of everything to come from the SMASHING PUMPKINS recent release Monuments to an Elegy, newly released single ‘Drum + Fife’ definitely has a statement to make.

Front man BILLY CORGAN has come out in support of soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the after-effects of combat with the band’s powerful music video for ‘Drum + Fife’.

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Posted: 27 March, 2015

Ken The Foo Fighter

'The nicest guy in rock' Dave Grohl helps a terminally ill man's dying wish

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Ken Powell has been battling incurable cancer for years, the big item on his bucket list was to meet the Foo Fighters.

Ken almost had his wish granted on the Foo Fighters recent Australian tour but Dave Grohl was forced to cancel all meet-and-greets because of food poisoning.

The 56 year old attended all of the Foo Fighters Australian shows.

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Posted: 26 March, 2015

Stonefield's APRA Win

Local girls take home the 2015 Rock Work Of The Year award

Local rock’n’roll guru’s Stonefield have taken home the Rock Work of the Year award at the 2015 APRA Music Awards for their kickass track ‘Love You Deserve’.

The family four-piece took the country by storm with their critically acclaimed 2013 self titled album, which earned them international attention and blasted their authentic rock sound around the world with a well earned spot at the Glastonbury festival.

Currently in the studio recording with Spiderbait member Kram, the girls have a new album in the works and have promised a bunch of exciting announcements to come. 

Watch the clip for ‘Love You Deserve’ below:

 

And hit the jump to support some good local music on iTunes now. 

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Posted: 26 March, 2015

Frogstomp's 20th Anniversary

Frogstomp's 20th Anniversary Remastered Release Is Here

 

Twenty years ago the face of Australian music changed forever with a debut release from three unassuming, fourteen year old alt-rock-gods from Newcastle.

Recorded in a tidy nine days when the Silverchair boys were just fifteen, Frogstomp became a national music staple and triple platinum international hit.

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Posted: 26 March, 2015

QOTSA Take A Break

New QOTSA album on hold as the band 'takes a break'

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Late last year fans of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE rejoiced when front man Josh Homme let loose that the boys had new tunes ready for the studio. Not only that, but in an interview with Rolling Stone Homme said, “We have more than enough songs. We’re booked til September, but after that we plan to jump in the studio and get going.”

Yet here we are in March 2015 with news from bassist Mikey Shuman that the band is already ‘taking a break’.

Speaking to Gigwise, Shuman said, “There will be future stuff with Queens, we’re just taking a break since we had a long, long two years of touring. We’ll take a break to do other stuff.”

QOTSA initially seemed enthusiastic to get a run on entering the studio “because we were in a good spot, having fun and the record (‘…Like Clockwork’) had done really well”, said Shuman. “But we decided to take a break because we had been going so hard for so long…It’s not like we’re sick of each other and don’t want to do it – it’s just better to step back for a second and come back once the world has had a bit of a break from you.”

Shuman will be working on his side project 'Mini Mansions', which just finished a European tour with British boys Royal Blood, and really believes the well-earned break will kick QOTSA up a notch when they hit the studio next.

“I think music and working with different people is the kind of process where you gain things along the way,” Shuman said. “And that’s what’s great about Queens – it’s a very open family and everyone is free to do what they want and bring different aspects about what they do to the table.”

But with a trendy 6 years between past releases ‘Era Vulgaris’ (2007) and ‘…Like Clockwork’ (2013), the news has left QOTSA fans gagging for more album updates to (hopefully) come.

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Posted: 26 March, 2015

Lollapalooza Line Up

Metallica & Paul McCartney to headline Lollapalooza 2015

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Metallica, Paul McCartney, Florence + The Machine, local boys Tame Impala and a treasure trove of other top international artists will set stages and panties alight at LOLLAPALOOZA 2015.

The official line up was released last night on the LOLLAPALOOZA site, with the three-day festival boasting one of the most eclectic collections of festival acts to grace us in a while. 

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Posted: 25 March, 2015

Van Halen Announce First TV Appearance Since Return Of David Lee Roth

The are also embarking on a huge US tour.

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Some exciting news for Van Halen fans!

Van Halen will make their first TV appearance since reuniting with original lead singer David Lee Roth.

The band will perform over two nights on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 30th and 31st.

They have also announced a huge North American tour kicking off in Seattle on July 5 and wrap up in Los Angeles on Oct. 2.

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